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Metal News for February 4, 2014

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Pit Stories: Bad Luck With Stage Diving

The mosh pit: where metal brethren gather together to get out their aggression and rock out to some of the world's best music.

Every week we check in with metal bands and fans from around the globe to get their favorite Pit Stories. This week we have a double-dose of pit mayhem from Brazilian all-female thrash band Nervosa.

First up, vocalist/bassist Fernanda Lira shares several tales of her many accumulated war wounds from mosh pits:

I love the moshpit! That's why in every show of ours, I'm always encouraging people to mosh, stage dive and sometimes I even join them! But most of my funny stories involving mosh pits happened when I was watching concerts - and I always end up injuring myself really bad!

At a Municipal Waste gig once, me and many other girls were invited to join and headbang on the stage and right after, the singer asked us to stage dive all at once, and I ended up falling from the stage and injuring my back really hard! The same happened at a Ratos de Porão gig: I jumped from the stage, nobody held me, and I smashed my face into the ground. My eyebrows started bleeding and were seriously swollen and I couldn't walk in a normal way for almost 2 weeks because something wrong happened with my knees, haha!

And the last one I remember and the most serious on, happened at a Krisiun gig where I tried to stage dive and when I was about to ask people to put me on my feet, a guy simply didn't hold me and I fell and beat the back of my head on the ground. My eyes saw a completely white blank and I almost fainted out. A HUGE bump rose on my head and after one week feeling dizzy and having strange symptoms related to my vision and hearing capacities, I went to the doctor and he said I beat my head so bad that I developed labyrinthitis!

Nervosa guitarist Prika Amaral also adds these comments about her most memorable show experience:

Last year, we played in Macapá. The show was insane, the stage was too high and a boy was pushed by the head by a security guard into the mosh pit where a tug of war was made. When we got off the stage, many people pulled our hair, we couldn't walk, the fans wanted pictures and signatures and to take my guitar. It was crazy!

Nervosa's new album "Victim of Yourself" is due out this coming March 11th in North America via Napalm Records. Check out a teaser trailer for the release below. More...

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Eric Calderone Covers Robocop

Eric Calderone has released a new video clip covering the Robocop theme, which can be heard below, and he also comments:

"So as many of you may or may not know, the new Robocop is about to hit very shortly. The original Robocop is one of my favorite movies of all time. Not to mention, my very first rated R flick.

"What else can I say? Robocop was flawless and Mr. Poledouris is a boss. Such a great and characterizing theme. Thank you guys so much for everything. It means the world. Big ups for all the suggestions, comments, subs, messages, donations, fan art, and support."

You can also check out his cover of "What's This?" from The Nightmare Before Christmas at this location.

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Carnifex Posts New Song Online

San Diego death metal outfit Carnifex has premiered a brand new song titled "Condemned To Decay," which can be heard below thanks to Lambgoat.com.

The song comes from the upcoming Nuclear Blast debut "Die Without Hope," which will be released physically and digitally on March 7th, 2014. You can also listen to the previously posted track "Dragged Into The Grave" at this location.

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Ken Mode Kicking Off Tour Tonight

Winnipeg's post-hardcore outfit Ken Mode is kicking off a North American tour tonight in Iowa City. The six week tour runs from February 4th to March 16th.

The Russian Circles / Ken Mode tour will be opened by Inter Arma and Helms Alee on select dates. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below. Ken Mode touring in support of latest album, "Entrench."

02/04 Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s Oasis
02/05 St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
02/06 Little Rock, AR – Vino’s *NO RUSSIAN CIRCLES*
02/07 Austin, TX – Red 7
02/08 Dallas, TX – Club Dada
02/09 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s Upstairs
02/10 New Orleans, LA – The Parish – House of Blues
02/11 Tallahassee, FL – Rehab
02/12 Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
02/13 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
02/14 Birmingham, AL – WorkPlay Theatre
02/15 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
02/17 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
02/18 Washington DC – The Rock and Roll Hotel
02/19 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
02/20 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
02/21 Cambridge, MA – The Middle East Downstairs
02/22 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
02/23 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
02/24 Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop
02/25 Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig
02/27 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
02/28 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room More...

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Soreption Streaming New Track

Swedish technical death metal act Soreption has leaked another track from forthcoming new long player "Engineering The Void."

Check out the new track "The Nature of Blight" in the player below, courtesy of Invisible Oranges. Soreption will drop "Engineering The Void" upon the masses on February 18th, 2014. The track listing is as follows:

1. Reveal The Unseen
2. The Nature Of Blight
3. Breaking The Great Narcissist
4. A Speech To Survival
5. Utopia
6. Monumental Burden
7. I Am You
8. Engineering The Void (streaming here) More...

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Stick To Your Guns Gearing Up To Record Album

Stick To Your Guns will enter the studio on February 5th with producer John Feldmann (The Used, Story of the Year) to start tracking a new full-length album. Founding member/vocalist Jesse Barnett states:

"Personally this seems like the next logical step for our band. The five of us aren't a group that has ever been OK with doing just enough or even entertain the thought of doing the same thing over and over again. We like to push ourselves. We like to ask ourselves, now what? What can we do to be better?

"With all of that being said, we are very excited about going into the studio with John. He has proven his expertise in punk music and that he takes bands and gets the absolute best out of them. I think I speak for all of us when I say the band that comes out of the studio will not be the same band going in.

"We will be bigger, faster, harder and more crushing. This is what we strive for and this is what John will help us achieve."

Stick To Your Guns will hit the road in March on the "Fuck The Message" tour to close out most recent album, "Diamond." For additional information head over to the band's Facebook profile.

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Allegaeon Enters The Studio

Colorado-based metal act Allegaeon has entered the recording studio, once again returning to Flatline Audio with producer Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Cephalic Carnage).

This is third time the band has worked with Otero, who previously worked with on the Allegaeon's self-titled EP and then Metal Blade debut, "Fragments of Form and Function."

New music and art will be made available as they are finalized, and fans can keep up with the band's updates from the studio at Facebook here. The band will also be streaming live video chats throughout the recording process via YouTube, so check back for updates!

Guitarist Greg Burgess comments: "We here in the Allegaeon camp are very excited to begin the process of putting our new record to tape. Returning to Flatline Audio with our friend and producer Dave Otero feels like we've come back home. With our newest additions of guitarist Michael Stancel, and drummer Brandon Park, we're embarking on our most ambitious album to date."

Bassist Corey Archuleta adds: "Allegaeon is a new machine…a better one. And finally, we are doing a new record. Not only are there the 'million note a minute songs,' there are new grooves and great pieces fantastically put together by Burgess and Stancel. Hearty and robust symphonic compositions by Joe Ferris also accompany the album--and are beyond awesome. As 50% of the rhythm section, I am also beyond happy that Brandon Park is my other half on this album."

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Yautja Streaming New LP

Pitchfork has just posted an advance stream for Yautja's debut LP, "Songs Of Descent" -- now just one week from its official release on Tuesday, February 11th via Forcefield Records.

Listen to the album at this location (the single song "Denihilist" is also available below). You can catch the band live:

2/04/2014 Albion House - Chicago, IL
2/05/2014 The Precinct - Detroit, MI
2/06/2014 The Mr. Roboto Project - Pittsburgh, PA
2/07/2014 Crayola House - Harrisonburg, VA
2/08/2014 Wolf Cycles - Philadelphia, PA w/ Fantasy Panther
2/09/2014 The Acheron - Brooklyn, NY w/ Geryon, Psalm Zero, Kevin Hufnagel
2/10/2014 Roggies - Boston, MA
2/11/2014 Paradise Lost (House) - New Brunswick, NJ
2/12/2014 Ottobar - Baltimore, MD
2/13/2014 V.S.C. - Richmond, VA w/ Prisoner
2/14/2014 Skanktuary- Asheville, NC w/ King Dirt
2/16/2014 The Stone Fox - Nashville, TN *release show w/ Ramming Speed, Cove, Act of Impalement More...

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Meridian Signs To Victory Records

Victory Records is proud to announce the signing of Poughkeepsie, NY’s Meridian. Check out the announcement video below, and the band comments:

“We're very excited to join the Victory roster. We're honored to be share the same home as so many legendary bands. We are excited to get to work on our full-length debut, which will be out later this year.

"We want to thank anyone who has come out to a show and supported us to get to this point. We couldn't have done it without you. We also want to thank anyone who took the time to read this and we look forward to seeing you at shows in the future!" More...

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MetalSucks Announces South By South Death Showcase

MetalSucks.net has today announced the details for the upcoming 4th annual South By South Death showcase.

This year's showcase will be headlined by instrumental icons Animals As Leaders and feature support from extreme metal hybrid After The Burial, hardcore heavyweights Ringworm, two supergroups in the form of Iron Reagan (featuring current and former members of Municipal Waste and Darkest Hour) and Mutoid Man (featuring members of Pelican and Converge), plus perennial favorites Whores and East of the Wall. Poster artwork was once again produced by Mike Wohlberg.

See this metal extravaganza at The Dirty Dog in Austin, Texas on Friday, March 14th, 2014 at 7PM. Admission is free to SXSW badge holders and wristband wearers, and a limited number of spots will be open to general public at the door day-of. More...

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Lord Volture To Play Zeeltje Fest

Dutch power metallers Lord Volture has been confirmed for the Netherlands' Zeeltje Festival 2014, which takes place August 15th – 16th in Deest. Other bands confirmed include Heidevolk, Annek Evangiersbergen, New Adventures, Yeeehaa, and more to be announced shortly.

You can also catch Lord Volture live on these dates:

01.03.2014 BE Herentals – ‘t Hof
04.04.2014 NL Barneveld – Stédsj w/ Blaze Bayley
18.04.2014 NL Stadskanaal – Very ‘Eavy Festival
26.04.2014 CZ Litvínov – Attic Rock Club
06.06.2014 NL Rotterdam – Baroeg Festival w/ Masterplan
08.06.2014 NL Liempde – Limuscene Live
13.06.2014 BE Geel – De Bogaard
20.06.2014 FR Arras – Blue Devils Bar
21.06.2014 FR Saint-Omer – Le Gibolin
19.07.2014 GB Radcliffe – SOS Festival
15.08.2014 NL Deest – Zeeltje Festival “Metalnight“ More...

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Righteous Vendetta Checks In From The Road

Wyoming rock/metal act Righteous Vendetta kicked off a U.S. run with American Head Charge last week, the "Shoot Tour Part III." Checking in on the way to the band's show last night in Oklahoma City, vocalist Ryan Hayes said:

"I'm writing as we travel down an ice covered interstate on the way to our third show with American Head Charge. The first two shows were great. Like usual, it's awesome to meet and play with bands we were listening to in our youth. What's even greater is the fact that we are heading toward the Southwest, which means warm!"

The "Shoot Tour Part III," which also features Gulf Coast hard rock group, Cathercist, will continue throughout February. A full list of confirmed shows can be seen below. Righteous Vendetta is touring in support of its new full-length album, "The Fire Inside," available now via iTunes. More...

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Cavern Streaming Split Track

After announcing an upcoming split on Diminished Fifth Records, Anthesis (Formerly, The Daisy Anthesis) and Cavern have each unveiled a song off the upcoming release.

"Plague/Smog" by Cavern and 'Voices' by Anthesis can both be downloaded for free via Bandcamp or heard in the player below. They have also announced a series of upcoming tour dates with Halifax based metal band Dumpster Mummy:

Saturday, March 8th - Saint John, NB - Pub Down Under
Sunday, March 9th - Truro, NS - Douglas St Rec Center (all ages)
Monday, March 10th - Fredericton, NB - The Capital
Saturday, April 5th - Halifax, NS - Michael's Bar + Grill

"We've got a handful of shows set up around the Maritimes for the release of this album," commented vocalist and guitarists Scott Miller. "Cavern hasn't played a lot of these places so it'll be great to get that music out to a whole new audience. The shows we have set up so far are all with Dumpster Mummy from Halifax, who are also releasing their album 'Life Compacter' in March. It's going to be a different experience for Scott Lilly and I, with us both playing 2 sets every night with Cavern and Anthesis. I'm really looking forward to getting out there and playing for people."

The self-titled split features 10 songs (6 by Cavern and 4 by Anthesis) and will be available on Tuesday, March 11th on Diminished Fifth Records / D5 Digital. More...

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Exhumed Cancels Tonight's Tour Date

Exhumed is currently out on the road with Toxic Holocaust and Ramming Speed, but the tour won't be making tonight's previously scheduled date in Oklahoma. Exhumed comments:

"Attention, OKC heads, unfortunately tonight's show has been postponed due to inclement weather and neither us nor the boys in Toxic Holocaust nor Ramming Speed will be there.

"This really sucks and was not our call, but it was the call. We look forward to seeing all you mutants as soon as possible. Now, onto Denver to console our friends in Cephalic Carnage and Speedwolf after last Sunday!" More...

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Comeback Kid Streaming New Song

Comeback Kid today presents new song “Should Know Better,” a single from forthcoming album, "Die Knowing," which is due for release on March 4th.

Listen to “Should Know Better” at Altpress.com here. You can also catch the band live on these dates:

w/ Truth And Its Burden, Reason To Live
Feb 06 – Port Elizabeth, ZA @ Pool City
Feb 07 – Cape Town, ZA @ Mercury Live

w/ Backtrack, Downpresser, Xibalba
Feb 19 – Burnsville, MN @ The Garage
Feb 20 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
Feb 21 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
Feb 22 – Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room
Feb 23 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
Feb 25 – Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East
Feb 26 – New York, NY @ Santo’s Party House
Feb 27 – Springfield, VA @ Empire
Feb 28 – Reading, PA @ Reverb More...

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HI-GH Signs New Record Deal

Metal On Metal Records has inked a deal with HI-GH, a young speed/thrash metal band which was formed in Rome in 2012. The band has previously released the "Loud Frequences on Planet Jupiter" EP (2012) and full-length album "Night Dances" (2013). The label commented:

"These Italian maniacs convinced us not only with their music but also with their attitude, full of enthusiasm and dedication. We haven't seen their show personally yet (only the live clips that are on YouTube), but we have met a few times, once at their rehearsal. The feeling was just right, about everything. As far as their style goes, it could be best described as furious, relentless speed/thrash metal with punk influences, and spiced up from time to time with '60s and '70s space rock/psychedelia, so you could call them a crossover band in a way.

"Their music is raw and gritty but also more than just competent technically... the melodic and flashy solos are the best proof. It's totally old school, but at the same time sounds fresh and definitely very personal, a true joy to listen to. Imagine an explosive mixture of Motorhead, Venom, 'Kill'Em All' era Metallica, 'Show No Mercy' era Slayer (especially when it comes to the vocals), Inepsy, Tank, Exciter, Blessed Death, G.B.H., D.R.I. and Hawkwind.. Actually, don't imagine. Just listen to the full 'Night Dances' album that the band put on their YouTube channel, and see (hear) for yourself!"

HI-GH is currently working on the songs for a second album, which the band plans to record in April. "Till Death and After" is scheduled for a release this July. More...

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One Year Later Announces Album Release

One Year Later has issued the following announcement about releasing an upcoming album:

"We are very happy to announce that our second full-length album, 'Life Between the Lies,' will be released on April 22, 2014 on CI Records. Preorder bundles are available at this location. Watch the lyric video for "Phantom" below!"

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The Haunted Streaming "My Enemy"

Having just returned from the 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise in the Caribbean, Sweden's The Haunted is now debuting another new song from the recently released 3-track single, "Eye Of The Storm" (reviewed here).

The single marks The Haunted's recording debut of the revamped line-up announced last summer, featuring founding members Jensen (Guitars) and Jonas Björler (Bass), returning members Marco Aro (Vocals) and Adrian Erlandsson (Drums), as well as new member Ola Englund (Guitars).

The "My Enemy" video clip (featuring rehearsal room footage) can be viewed below, courtesy of Bloody-Disgusting.com. The band also comments:

"After having found our feet as a band onstage at last week's 70,000 Tons Of Metal festival, it is now time to bring the mayhem home to Scandinavia. First show of the tour will hit Gothenburg (I mean, where else, right?) followed up by a string of shows in Sweden, Norway and Finland. The reception of the three new songs from our newly released EP 'Eye Of The Storm' at 70K was amazing, so expect them to be played, together with a truckload of other hard-hitters. We can't wait to get back out there playing shows again, and we'll make sure it has been worth your while sticking around for us through thick and thin. See you all somewhere along the road!" More...

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Endless Chaos Releases New Track

Winnipeg death thrash outfit Endless Chaos is proud to offer a next brutal track and free download for "Sacrificial Ritual," taken from the forthcoming EP "Rejected Atrocity."

This new aural assault follows the release of the title track (still available here) and is the second of three free tracks to be presented from the EP before its March 4th release date. In addition to the EP being available digitally, limited edition vinyl (200 copies) will be released on Filth Regime Records at a later date in March.

Vocalist Jordan Dorge comments on the new track: "'Sacrificial Ritual' gives a further glimpse into the perverse mind of Endless Chaos and really showcases the band's true sound. Evil, vicious and unrelenting. With heavy inspiration from Clive Barker's Hellraiser, dive down into the hell and listen to Sacrificial Ritual."

Listen to "Sacrificial Ritual" below, or download the track for free at Bandcamp here. More...

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Outrage Posts Lyric Video

German blackened thrash metal veterans Outrage have a new video out for the title track off their upcoming album "We the Dead." The clip was filmed and edited by Jan Sames and can be seen below. Metal On Metal Records also comments:

"Outrage from Pforzheim, Germany formed in 1983 and belonged to the first wave of black metal, which now would be described as black/thrash. They stayed under the radar for many years, remaining one of the most obscure bands in this genre, in spite of releasing 4 demos in the '80s and putting out 6 CDs after the reunion in 2004. In 2011 they signed with Metal on Metal Records which released 'Go to Hell,' an album consisting of re-recorded versions of their early demos songs.

"'We the Dead,' the band's 7th full-length album is slated for late April release through Metal on Metal Records. According to the founder and guitarist, Udo 'The Bringer of Doom,' the new songs are in the same style as those he wrote in the '80s, but the new album will be more raw sounding than 'Go to Hell.'" More...

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Doomshine Signs With Metal On Metal Records

Metal on Metal Records has announced the signing of German metal act Doomshine. The band's second full-length album "The Piper at the Gates of Doom" was released in 2010 by Massacre Records.

Songs have now been composed for a third, currently untitled, album and the band is focusing on writing the lyrics and preparing to start recording in the spring. Timmy Holz, the band's vocalist and guitarist, said:

"Several years after our first contact with Jowita we are unbelievably happy about our future cooperation with Metal on Metal Records. Finally we were sealing the deal by handshake at Malta Doom Metal Festival last autumn. Today we know for sure: the spoken word is sufficient. THAT is Metal! This year we are focusing on the recordings of our third album which will see the light of day in 2015. Seven songs, massive and melodic, doom and shine. We are very curious to witness the evolution of our new creations, and we're looking forward to see this new Doomshine CD labelled with the Metal on Metal Records logo. Shine on!!!" More...

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Alestorm Enters Studio To Record Fourth Album

Scottish pirate act Alestorm has entered LSD-Studios in Germany with producer Lasse Lammert to record the fourth studio album to be entitled "Sunset on the Golden Age." The album is targeted for release in summer of 2014 via Napalm Records.

The update on the band's Facebook Page reads: "Today, the next chapter in the Alestorm tale begins! The band has just arrived at Lasse Lammert's LSD-Studio in Lübeck, Germany, to record their 4th full-length album, which will be titled 'Sunset on the Golden Age.'

'This is gonna blow all your expectations as to what an Alestorm album is all about' comments Christopher Bowes (vocals/keytar). 'Over the past couple of years we've been writing non-stop, and we've come up with a ton of badass material. Some of this stuff is catchiest pirate party anthems you've ever heard, with choruses that'll make you want to raise a pint of rum up high and sing your guts out. And for the fans of the epic stuff, we've got some songs that hit the 10-minute mark, with lyrical themes about historical events and crazy mythological madness. It's gonna rule!'

"Expect more updates and drunkenness over the coming months, and a release through Napalm Records sometime in the early summer!" More...

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Twelve Foot Ninja Releases New Music Video

Twelve Foot Ninja has premiered a video for the song “Ain’t That A Bitch," which can be seen below. The following press release was also issued about the clip:

"With the promise to create an action-packed and gory tale of retribution against an internet troll, the Australian group turned to fans in an effort to crowd fund over $45,000 for the making of the video. As a result, Twelve Foot Ninja broke a world record, successfully crowd funding the most ambitious financial target for a music video or short film.

"The band pulled out all of the stops for their highly anticipated video, calling on Penthouse Magazine 'Pet' Madison Rhys, a 7ft Alaskan brown bear and a prosthetics make-up artist who worked on the film The Hobbit.

"Also appearing in the video are members of American metal band Periphery, who became good friends and strong supporters of Twelve Foot Ninja after touring Australia together in 2012. While Twelve Foot Ninja doesn’t condone violence in the real world, the members wanted to create a video that portrayed the ultimate revenge fantasy to give a voice to victims of cyber bullying."

When asked what an internet troll is, guitarist Steve “Stevic” MacKay shares “The difference between a troll and critic is that there is a line internet trolls step over – it’s the line that separates constructive disagreement from vitriolic words with malicious intent.” More...

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Fallujah Recording Album, Announces Tour Dates

San Francisco-based atmospheric death metal collective Fallujah is very pleased to take part in The Best In Brutality Tour 2014 this Spring with co-headliners Oceano and Broken Hope.

Set to join the tour on March 20th in Los Angeles, California, the near month-long run of live assaults will storm its way across North America, drawing to a close on April 19th in Columbus, Ohio. Additional support will be provided by Rivers Of Nihil and Kublai Khan.

Comments vocalist Alex Hofmann: "We are always excited to be part of tours such as this that feature such a wide array of palettes and styles. We're really excited to meet the guys in Rivers Of Nihil, whom we've been following for some time now, as well as regroup with Broken Hope whom we met over the Summer in Europe.

"This tour is the beginning of what is sure to be a busy and exciting year for us as we are to embark just after finishing our new full-length album in the studio. We hope to see all our old friends on the West Coast, our new friends in Canada, and visit some fresh territory in the Northeast and Midwest. See you there." More...

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Kataklysm Announces Shows In Brazil

Kataklysm has checked in with the following announcement about touring Brazil for the first time in the band's history:

"Kataklysm is proud to announce for the first time ever: BRAZIL! Some select shows will feature our friends in Krisiun and a few more shows might be added so stay tuned, spread the word, we are coming."

Dates are available below, and you can also check out the band's lyric video for "Fire" at this location. More...

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Hopeless Youth Posts Album Teaser

Hopeless Youth will release the "Disgust" album via Candlelight Records on February 25th, and today you can see a teaser trailer below. The album is also available for pre-order at this location and the track listing is as follows:

1. Battlefield
2. Ghost
3. We Were Told
4. Rain of Arrows
5. Faithless
6. Failure
7. Burnt Offering
8. Divide, United
9. Hellhounds
10. Abomination

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Despised Icon Announces Reunion Shows

Despised Icon has issued the following statement about upcoming reunion shows:

"It’s been over 3 years already since we played our last shows and long story short, we genuinely miss it. After a few talks and a couple of beers, we decided to get back together temporarily to play a handful of shows.

"We’re excited to announce that we’ll be returning to Europe in April on the Impericon Festivals in Vienna, Manchester and Cologne. To our friends in Canada and the US, we’ll have some good news for you as well in a few weeks. Thanks for sticking around with us after all these years. Can’t wait to see you all and crush the stage, one more time. Keep it brutal."

04/25/14 - Vienna, AT @ Impericon Festival
04/27/14 - Manchester, UK @ Impericon Festival
04/30/14 - Koln, DE @ Impericon Festival More...

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The Ascension of Isaiah Streaming New Single

The Ascension of Isaiah - a five piece deathcore band from Sunderland, U.K. - has now released a new single online for streaming.

Check out "Demiurge" below, which is taken from an upcoming EP to be released later this year. For more info on The Ascension of Isaiah, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.

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Evocation Recruits New Drummer

After bringing on new guitar player Simon Exner, Evocation has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new drummer:

"Ladies and gents, it's time to reveal our new drummer and finally announce that Evocation has a full line-up! Please welcome Conny Pettersson! You might recognize him from his awesome work with the technical death metal act Anata (Earache Records). Man are we proud to have this guy!"

Here's a few words from the man himself, plus a video of him playing "Weak Aside" by Bloodbath (audition request):

"I'm proud to be the new drummer of Evocation and I have much respect for Janne and Vesa and the work they have done this far. Now I'm looking forward to face the challenges we have before us and excited to see what music we can create together!" More...

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Brutal Truth Posts New Music Video

Brutal Truth has teamed up with Terrorizer.com to release a new music video for "The Stroy," which can be seen below.

The track comes off Brutal Truth's split with Bastard Noise titled "The Axiom of Post Inhumanity." The entire split can be heard at this location.

In related news, Dan Lilker recently announced he would be retiring from music later this year. Read the full statement right here.

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Menace Posts New Song Online

Menace - the project of Napalm Death's Mitch Harris - has just released a new video clip for the song "Painted Rust," taken from debut album "Impact Velocity."

Check it out below, courtesy of Progrockmag.com. "Impact Velocity" is due out via Season of Mist on March 18th in North America (March 14th worldwide) and the track listing is as follows:

01. I Live with Your Ghost
02. Painted Rust
03. Multiple Clarity
04. To the Marrow
05. I Won’t See the Sun
06. Drowning in Density
07. Positron
08. Everything and Nothing
09. Within Context
10. Malicious Code
11. Impact Velocity
12. Seamless Integration
13. Insult to Injury More...

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Bodyfarm Streaming New Song

In continued partnership with European label, Cyclone Empire, Metal Blade Records is set to release Bodyfarm's "The Coming Scourge" on February 18th in North America.

In an effort to spotlight this underground death metal release, BloodyDisgusting.com has been tapped to stream "The Well of Decay" from the album. Check it out below.

Bodyfarm's Thomas Wouters comments on the song: "We have combined dark melody lines with the heaviness of traditional old school death metal. The lyrical content needed exactly that: darkness, death and brutality."

"The Coming Scourge" was recorded by Harry van Breda, mixed and mastered at Garageland Studios in Sweden by Ronnie Björnstrom, and features cover art by Juanjo Castellano. Catch the band live:

2014/07/26 - Stonehenge Festival - Steenwijk, Netherlands
2014/07/27 - Baroeg (with Obituary) - Rotterdam, Netherlands More...

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Footage Of 70,000 Tons Of Metal Available

With the 2014 installment of 70,000 Tons of Metal in the books, footage of various bands filmed by Metal Underground.com is available for viewing below. Road Reports for the first three of four days of the event can be seen here:

70,000 Tons of Metal Report - Day One

70,000 Tons of Metal Report - Day Two

70,000 Tons of Metal Report - Day Three

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Raving Season Releases "My Last Murderer" Video

Italian gothic doom metal act Raving Season released a new music video for the track "My Last Murderer." The song appears on the band's 2013 debut album "Amnio," which is available via My Kingdom Music.

Guitarist Sergio commented: "Our aim is to carry the listener through a journey that alternates between melancholy and anger thanks to the marvellous duets of the enchanted but firm Judith’s voice and the strong and intense Federica’s growl. It's will be great for all fans of Draconian, early Anathema, My Dying Bride, Isis to listen to similar sonorities, as we have done it in the editing of the lyric video too."

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Lake Of Tears Releases Second Live Clip From DVD

Swedish progressive metal act Lake of Tears is streaming another live clip from the new DVD/Live CD release "By The Black Sea," which was released via AFM Records this past Friday. Check out "The Greymen" (from the 2004 release "Black Brick Road") below.

The track list for the release is:

1. To Die Is To Wake
2. Taste Of Hell (see video clip here)
3. Illwill
4. The Greymen
5. Boogie Bubble
6: Cosmic Weed
7. As Daylight Yields
8. The Shadowshires
9. Raven Land
10. Sweetwater
11. Demon You/Lily Anne
12. House Of The Setting Sun
13. Making Evenings
14. Crazyman
15. So Fell Autumn Rain
16. Forever Autumn

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Dragonsclaw Releases "Fear" Music Video

Australian traditional metal band Dragonsclaw released a fourth music video for the sophomore album "Judgement Day." In the player below, check out the video for "Fear." The video was directed and filmed by Aaron Bryn Thomas with footage of vocalist Giles Lavery filmed by Kiri Schnuckiputz.

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Kat Streaming New Track "Dark Hole"

Legendary Polish thrash act Kat is streaming the new track "Dark Hole - The Habitat of Gods" from the upcoming acoustic release "Acoustic - 8 Filmów." The album is set for release via Metal Mind Poland on February 10th. The album marks the 9th studio release from the band which was formed in 1979.

The track list for "Acoustic - 8 Filmów" is:

1. Glos z ciemnosci
2. Marzenie jednak spelnione
3. Delirium Tremens
4. Dark Hole - The Habitat of Gods
5. Czas zemsty
6. Czas pokoju
7. Lza dla cieniów minionych
8. Sen którego nie bylo
9. Niewinnosc
10. Trzeba zasnac
11. Czy wygrales
12. I've Been Waiting

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Primeval Realm Releases New Music Video

New Jersey doom metal act Primeval Realm released a new music video for the track "Heavy Is This Mind." The song appears on the band's upcoming debut album "Primordial Light," which drops via Pure Steel Records on March 14th.

The track list for "Primordial Light" is:

1. A Primeval Realm
2. Black Flames & Shadows
3. Electric Knowledge
4. Galaxy Lifter
5. Heavy Is This Mind
6. Night Of The Wolfmoon
7. Primordial Light... Departure

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Mayan Releases "Human Sacrifice" Lyric Video

Today marks the day symphonic death metal act Mayan drops the new album "Antagonise" in North America. To mark the occasion, the band has issued a lyric video for the new track "Human Sacrifice."
"Antagonise" is now available worldwide via Nuclear Blast Records. A review of the album can be read over here.

The full track listing for the album is:

1. Bloodline Forfeit
2. Burn Your Witches
3. Redemption ~ The Democracy Illusion
4. Paladins of Deceit ~ National Security Extremism part 1
5. Lone Wolf
6. Devil in Disguise
7. Insano
8. Human Sacrifice
9. Enemies of Freedom
10. Capital Punishment
11. Faceless Spies ~ National Security Extremism part 2 (see lyric video)

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